Work in full swing on huge park project in Saudi Arabia’s Jubail

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The project includes a garden spread over 32,000 sq. meters. (SPA)
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The project includes a garden spread over 32,000 sq. meters. (SPA)
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The project includes a garden spread over 32,000 sq. meters. (SPA)
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Updated 13 September 2020

Work in full swing on huge park project in Saudi Arabia’s Jubail

  • Vision 2030 has identified 12 urbanization programs focusing on improving the quality of services, focusing on the needs of the regions, and highlighting their competitive advantage

DAMMAM: Work on the King Fahd Suburb Park project is nearing completion, said the municipality of Jubail governorate on Saturday.
In a statement, it said the project is part of the municipality’s efforts to increase green spaces and boost the quality of living in the governorate.
The project is in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 plan, which envisages the development of the country’s cities along modern lines without compromising on the quality of life and ensuring the humanization of Saudi cities.
Jubail Mayor Nayef bin Faisal Al-Duwaish said the project is part of the Humanization of Cities initiative.
Vision 2030 has identified 12 urbanization programs focusing on improving the quality of services, focusing on the needs of the regions, and highlighting their competitive advantage.
The project includes a garden spread over 32,000 sq. meters. It consists of spaces for families, playgrounds, a network of pedestrian paths, children’s play areas, and parking lots for visitors.
The fenced project has different entry points to effectively manage the crowd. It has been designed to provide citizens and expatriates a perfect place to spend their time amid natural beauty.
Since the launch of the Vision 2030 plan, work on such development projects is in full swing across the Kingdom. The aim of such projects is also to boost domestic tourism.

 


Saudi Arabia details travel exemptions

These must provide proof of residency in the country to which they wish to travel. (SPA)
Updated 27 September 2020

Saudi Arabia details travel exemptions

  • In the cases of the death of a spouse, parent, or child abroad, the directorate requires the submission of a death certificate and proof of relationship

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s General Directorate of Passports on Saturday announced requirements for the issue of travel permits for groups exempt from coronavirus travel restrictions. Travel permits will be issued through the Absher e-services platform.
The first group exempt from travel restrictions includes government officials, civilians and members of the military assigned official missions.
This group can obtain travel permits if the official mission cannot be performed remotely and has a deadline that cannot be postponed, provided participation is kept to a minimum.
Documents required for the first group include an official letter from the entity’s senior official, in addition to the names of those who wish to travel and their mission, its location, duration and evidence that the previous conditions are met.
The second group includes citizens with humanitarian cases, especially family reunification, or the death of a spouse, parent or child abroad.

HIGHLIGHTS

• The first group exempt from travel restrictions includes government officials, civilians and members of the military assigned official missions.

• The second group includes citizens with humanitarian cases, especially family reunification, or the death of a spouse, parent or child abroad.

• The third group includes citizens living outside the Kingdom and their dependents.

Citizens who wish to be reunited with their families abroad must provide proof of relationship (spouse, parent, etc.) for the family member residing abroad, proof of residency in the country to which the other party wishes to travel, and proof of the children’s study location abroad if there are children of school age. The last should be certified by the Ministry of Education or one of the Kingdom’s representations in the destination country.
In the cases of the death of a spouse, parent, or child abroad, the directorate requires the submission of a death certificate and proof of relationship.
The third group includes citizens living outside the Kingdom and their dependents. These must provide proof of residency in the country to which they wish to travel (a document or an instrument that they own a property or have a valid lease contract prior to the issuance of these measures).
They must also submit a valid residence card (permanent or semi-permanent) in the country to which the travel is requested and proof that the applicant had spent at least six months in the destination country during the past three years.